Gma Bear loves to knit! She is knitting a lovely shawl to keep warm on those chilly winter nights. She will make a special gift for your knitting friends. I'm sure any fiber lover would adore being inspired by Gma Bear as they knit or spin! Gma Bear is hand knit of alpaca. Her hat and shawl are alpaca as well. She is fully jointed which makes her lots of fun for children! However, if you knit this bear for a child be sure that you DO NOT USE SHARP KNITTING NEEDLES FOR A CHILD'S TOY. This bear is not intended for children under 3 years of age. Thanks and Happy Knitting Always! = ) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the round on two circs, magic loop or dpn's.